Thai punti [Barbonymus gonionotus] is also known as rajpunti or thai rajpunti in our country. This small carp inhabits rivers, streams, floodplain and reservoirs in Thailand. In 1977, it was introduced to Bangladesh from Thailand (Rahman, 2005). It occurs mainly
Black carp [Mylopharyngodon piceus] inhabits Amur river basin of Eastern Siberia to southern China. In 1983, this carp was introduced to Bangladesh from China for controlling snail and aquaculture purpose (Rahman, 2005). It is mainly bottom feeder and feeds on
Grass carp [Ctenopharyngodon idella] is naturally inhabitant in China and Eastern Siberia specially Amur river system. In 1966 and 1979, this carp is introduced to Bangladesh from Hong Kong and Japan orderly for weed control and aquaculture purpose (Rahman, 2005).
Bighead carp [Aristichthys nobilis] is the natural inhabitant of different types of fresh water bodies of south-east Asia especially China. It was introduced in our country from Nepal in 1981. Same as Silver carp, this fish dominantly utilize the surface
Scale carp or [Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio var. communis] is a native species of temperate region of Asia, especially China. But now it is introduced as a cultivated carp species throughout the world. It is also known as scale carp
The mirror carp [Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio var. specularis] is a thermophilic, gregarious fish, dwelling mostly at the bottom of ponds. It is an omnivorous bottom feeder on larvae of insects, worms, molluscs, stalks and leaves of submerged plants and
Silver carp [Hypophthalmichthys molitrix] is naturally inhabitant of main river system of south and central China and in the Amur Basin. It is has been introduced throughout the Indo-pacific region including South-Asia as well as Bangladesh. It is a cultured